Archive for the 'Treasures for your Travels' Category

Atlas of Remote Islands


This wonderful book is for travelers, adventurers, lovers of esoteric facts, and anyone who’s ever contemplated the one album they would take with them to a desert island. (BTW, I’d take Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks.)  Subtitled “Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Food on and Never Will” – the Atlas of Remote Islands is filled with fascinating facts, astounding tales of survival and exploration, and beautiful maps (so beautiful in fact that it won a German prize for most beautiful book!). Get it while you can, and while you’re at it, let us know which album you’d take to a desert island! Atlas of Remote Islands – $30.00.

Crumpled Maps for Kids- NYC edition!

School is out (or almost out!)– and travel plans are ON! Live in NYC or coming to visit? Check out this NYC Crumple Map for Kids–  they are tough Maps for Little Hands! Crumpled City Junior Maps are nearly indestructible. What’s even better, they require no folding: just crumple and stuff into a bag or pocket! Printed on soft, light, paper-like material, Crumpled City Junior Maps are completely waterproof and have colorful graphics detailing over thirty not-to-be-missed spots for kids and families. Check it out! NYC Jr. Crumpled Map- $16.95.

Falling in love with inanimate objects again….

Once again I have fallen in love with an inanimate object– this time it’s this gorgeous glass thermos with a bamboo top (also available with Stainless Steel Top BTW). If you want to use it for tea, it has a removable stainless steel tea strainer and silicone splash guard- or fill it with coffee, water, green juice (are you as addicted as everyone else I know?), whatevs… Therm- O- Terra Thermos- $32.

Calling All Weekend Warriors!!

New York Times 36 Hours, $39.99

I’m majorly in love with this cool new book, New York Times, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada.  Maybe it’s all the travel-related television I’ve been watching lately (check out Stephen Fry’s America for an outsider’s perspective on all 50 states and some pretty off-the-beaten-path destinations) or perhaps it’s the sneak peak at spring we’ve been getting. This book makes me long to plan some weekend escapes. The popular New York Times 36 Hours column is finally in book form, creating a comprehensive guide to weekend travel destinations throughout Canada and the US. Each location is detailed with color photographs and a map of the area. With color-coded tabs and ribbon bookmarks, you can easily explore the more than 600 restaurants and 450 hotels. It makes a gorgeous coffee table book, but the soft fabric cover also makes it fairly lightweight to bring along with you. Get planning! New York Times, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada- $39.99.

Time Out New York’s Gift Guide features our “To Hell with Work” Flask

Time Out New York's Gift Guide- To Hell with Work Flask

YAY!! Our clever little flask (not soo little, holds 3 oz. of your libation of choice) made it’s way into Time Out New York’s Holiday Gift Guide (Unique Gifts for Coworkers). These are hilarious, and come in a couple different styles (“Put Some Hair on Your Chest” -see below, that one’s 5 oz) and 2 different sizes, all neatly packed in a cool kraft box. To Hell With Work Flask- $24.95.

New S’Well Water Bottles are in!!

S'Well 25 oz Water Bottle in Blue and Silver, $40

And bigger than ever! We are watter bottle junkies here (as well as Japanese Quince junkies, and Pantone junkies, etc.). It’s probably wrong to love inanimate objects as much as we do here, but I can live with that. And the S’Well water bottles aren’t just beautifully designed and fantastically functional (on a side note, a customer recently told me she left her S’Well bottle in a hot car all day, but the water remained cool and refreshing!) but also benefit a worthy cause. 10% of profits go to WaterAid, which provides clean drinking water to the world’s poorest countries.

But you’ve heard all of this before! Why are we telling you again? Because now the swell S’Well bottle comes in a larger 25 oz size for when you need a bit more room. That’s right, 25 oz.,  or 750 ml., or a full bottle of wine, making it the perfect way to keep your wine cool for a summer picnic!!

Lazy Sundays are made for Hammocks!

Traveller Lite Hammock, $24

It’s a beautiful Sunday in Brooklyn, and perfect for lounging in a hammock. What, no hammock? No problem! We’ve got you covered with our Traveller Lite Hammocks made of lightweight and strong polyester parachute fabric. It’s perfect for camping or trips to the beach, and folds up into a compact pouch for easy storage and travel. So grab the crossword, swing into a hammock, and get comfy!

Our Lunchskins featured in Real Simple’s Smart Picnic Supplies!

Yeahhhh! I just got my daily email from Real Simple with helpful tips and today’s 6 Smart Picnic Supplies featured our Lunchskins! These reusable bags made from Food Grade Cotton are the perfect size for sandwiches (or whatever you want!), and save you $ in plastic bags while also helping Mother Nature by cutting down on wasteful baggies (every day, more than 20 million sandwich bags from school lunches go into landfills in the US). Bonus- pop them in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. This cute green pear is a new member of this bright and fun collection. Sandwich size- $9.95, Snack Size- $7.95.  LOTS more ideas for a fun picnic in our Summer Section of our website- from Picnic Blankets and Picnic Boxes (Picnic Baskets in store too!), we have you covered!


I wish I had written this book… Food Trucks: Dispatches and Recipes from the Best Kitchens on Wheels, it is a treasure trove of information on the Food- truck fever that is sweeping the nation. It’s “organized geographically…(so it) doubles as a road trip must-have, a travel companion for discovering memorable meals on minimal budgets, and a snapshot of a culinary craze just waiting to be devoured.” The pictures and recipes are enticing and cover virtually every corner of the globe. Dig right in to the wonderful new book- Food Trucks $20.00.

Celebrating New York- with NY Field Notes Special Edition & NY Pencil Set

Someone bought these two gifts together the other day in bulk- 24 each of the NY Field Notes (set of 3 notebooks in Blue, Red, Yellow to represent the County Fair ribbons) and 24 sets of the New York pencils and I thought they were so fun and clever together  I wanted to share. Fun gifts to give together for someone missing NYC, or if you are traveling to visit friends! NY Field Notes, pack of 3- $9.95, NY Pencil Set (set of 6 in cute muslin bag)- $10.

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